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OCT
8
Date:
Friday, 08 Oct 2021
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Virtual event registration: https://tinyurl.com453ek5az
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Michigan State University Department of Theatre invites you to join us on Friday, October 8 at 11AM EDT for "The Privileges of Pioneering" a free virtual discussion with Palestinian American playwright Betty Shamieh.

Shamieh will discuss her experiences as a pioneering Palestinian American voice in American theatre and the challenges of overcoming self-censorship. She will also read an excerpt of her latest work.

Shamieh is a Palestinian American playwright and author of fifteen plays. Her productions include THE BLACK EYED (New York Theatre Workshop & The Magic Theatre), FIT FOR A QUEEN (Classical Theatre of Harlem), TERRITORIES (EU Capital of Culture Festival & The Magic Theatre) and ROAR (The New Group). A New York Times Critics' Pick, ROAR was the first play about an Arab-American family produced off-Broadway and is widely taught at universities across the country. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Drama and Performance Art. She was named a UNESCO Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue and her works have translated into seven languages. Shamieh is currently the Mellon Playwright-in-residence at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Learn more at: www.bettyshamieh.com

Attendees must register in advance for this event. To register visit: https://tinyurl.com453ek5az

OCT
9
Date:
Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This year's award recipient:
Jungsoo George Choe, president of the Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, which has become the premier health and human services organization of the Asian American community in Philadelphia. The non-profit organization honors Philip Jaisohn, the first Korean to become a U.S. citizen (in 1890), and a medical doctor (in 1892). George Choe also directed the expansion of the historic museum/home of Philip Jaisohnin Media, PA to allow for more education and outreach about Jaisohn's legacy. More recently, George Choe has been leading vaccination campaigns in the Philadelphia area, and has been involved in high level discussions about vaccine equity, and other issues regarding diversity, equity and inclusion such Anti-Asian violence.

Lunch to follow

The Global Korea Award (GKA) was created by the Council on Korean Studies at Michigan State University in 1995 to recognize individuals or groups who have made significant contribution of cross-cultural understanding, global education, and well-being of Korean people around the world.

OCT
13
Date:
Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
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Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.

 

Date:
Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic language practice and culture presentations.

OCT
14
Date:
Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/tJMlcuysrj4uE92qJHhxiJTWAwppjBCwHjDQ/success?user_id=8D8BLc47TIO-VDXtn-v7MA&timezone_id=America%2FNew_York
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The global Muslim market encompassing 1.8 million consumers and with an estimated worth of 3.2 trillion dollars by 2024, is of many interest to many companies and scholars of business. This panel will discuss a diverse array of topics such as the halal industry, Islamic branding, and Islamic business strategy.

Panelists:
Dr. Jonathan Wilson, Professor of Brand Strategy and Culture, Director, Regents University, London
Dr. Elif Isberk-Bilgan, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dr. Cidomer Nestorovich, Professor of International Marketing and Geopolitics, ESSEC Singapore
The event will be moderated by professor Ahmed H. Kirca (Director MSU-CIBER) and Muhammad H. Khalil (MSU-MSP).

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program and CIBER 

OCT
15
Date:
Friday, 15 Oct 2021
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Registration link: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZAkX3cK2S_22SB0wxuVGHg
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Speaker: Siddharth Chandra is professor and director of the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University. His research interests include pandemics, the intersection of economics, health, and history in Asia, behavior and policy relating to addictive substances, and applications of portfolio theory to fields outside finance, for which the theory was originally developed.

The 1918 influenza pandemic had a profound impact on Indonesia. This presentation highlights research on pandemic impacts on various aspects of key demographic aggregates in Indonesia. These include estimates of the toll of the pandemic in the absence of reliable birth and death registration data, the timing, size, and geographic spread of waves of infection and mortality, and the impacts of the pandemic on health policy in Indonesia. Where relevant, comparisons are made with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

OCT
20
Date:
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic language practice and culture presentations.

OCT
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic language practice and culture presentations.

NOV
3
Date:
Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic language practice and culture presentations.

NOV
10
Date:
Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration link:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Part of Southeast Asian in Transition Series: Plastic Runs Through It 2021 Webinar

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.